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393 Ratings
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Score 8.2 out of 100
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Score 7.5 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

Act-On

Act-On [Software] has a good online reputation and its one of the few companies with transparent pricing. It is a strong choice for businesses that value marketing insights to drive social media and CRM. I consider this software a versatile digital marketing partner because of its scalability to meet every need of the business.
Toby Bottin | TrustRadius Reviewer

ConvertKit

It is perfect for artists and content creators. It is perfect for service based providers who want to house their potential leads. Entry level entrepreneurs can also benefit. It is not an all in one type of platform, but it is useful for list building and setting up automation. If you have less than 1K subscribers, this is the route to go until you need to use automation. Then, just feel free to upgrade.
LaMeshia Conley | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Email & Online Marketing

Act-On
9.2
ConvertKit
7.0
WYSIWYG email editor
Act-On
9.5
ConvertKit
5.0
Dynamic content
Act-On
9.2
ConvertKit
7.0
Ability to test dynamic content
Act-On
9.0
ConvertKit
7.0
Landing pages
Act-On
9.0
ConvertKit
7.0
A/B testing
Act-On
9.4
ConvertKit
7.0
Mobile optimization
Act-On
9.6
ConvertKit
6.5
Email deliverability reporting
Act-On
8.9
ConvertKit
8.0
List management
Act-On
9.4
ConvertKit
6.5
Triggered drip sequences
Act-On
9.2
ConvertKit
9.0

Lead Management

Act-On
9.4
ConvertKit
Lead nurturing
Act-On
9.6
ConvertKit
Lead scoring and grading
Act-On
9.8
ConvertKit
Data quality management
Act-On
9.2
ConvertKit
Automated sales alerts and tasks
Act-On
9.1
ConvertKit

Campaign Management

Act-On
8.1
ConvertKit
Calendaring
Act-On
6.8
ConvertKit
Event/webinar marketing
Act-On
9.4
ConvertKit

Social Media Marketing

Act-On
9.3
ConvertKit
Social sharing and campaigns
Act-On
9.3
ConvertKit
Social profile integration
Act-On
9.3
ConvertKit

Reporting & Analytics

Act-On
9.1
ConvertKit
6.7
Dashboards
Act-On
9.0
ConvertKit
5.5
Standard reports
Act-On
8.8
ConvertKit
5.5
Custom reports
Act-On
9.4
ConvertKit
9.0

Platform & Infrastructure

Act-On
9.3
ConvertKit
API
Act-On
9.0
ConvertKit
Role-based workflow & approvals
Act-On
9.1
ConvertKit
Customizability
Act-On
9.5
ConvertKit
Integration with Salesforce.com
Act-On
9.5
ConvertKit
Integration with Microsoft Dynamics CRM
Act-On
9.4
ConvertKit
Integration with SugarCRM
Act-On
9.0
ConvertKit

Pre-Send Testing

Act-On
ConvertKit
8.5
URL Validation
Act-On
ConvertKit
9.0
Link Tracking
Act-On
ConvertKit
9.0
Image Validation
Act-On
ConvertKit
9.0
Inbox Display
Act-On
ConvertKit
7.0
Email Accessibility Tools
Act-On
ConvertKit
9.0
Spelling and Grammar Check
Act-On
ConvertKit
9.0
Spam Testing
Act-On
ConvertKit
9.0
Email Previews
Act-On
ConvertKit
7.0

Pros

Act-On

  • Establishes a simple but very decisive way of how to perform specialized marketing work.
  • It includes the monitoring of advertising networks or account management on digital platforms and social networks.
  • The support is solid; it takes all the suggestions and doubts I have regarding the software.
Korey Migdal | TrustRadius Reviewer

ConvertKit

  • Emails landing in subscribers inbox.
  • Free mailing address that customers can use.
  • Robust tagging system for managing funnels and targeting users with optimized emails.
  • Broad integrations available for other platforms and optin form plugins.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Act-On

  • The designer tools, especially for emails, were often difficult to use. The formatting of the text would be all over the place and change / refuse to change at random. Moving boxes around was shifty and sometimes nearly impossible. It just wasn't customizeable enough. No "undo" functionality either.
  • The only way to collect information expansively over time (there's a term Act-On uses for it, I can't recall) where it adds questions to the form each time a user fills it out, is if the person were to fill out the same form multiple times. I know this does happen for some websites/resources, but as a company that wanted to collect new information each time someone filled out any form, regardless of the resource or the URL, that was simply not an option, and that doesn't really make a lot of sense. I know it's not really possible to track someone but if they filled out the first part of the form and then it added new questions to answer, and then they submitted and got through the gating, that would actually be helpful.
  • There was no "trash can" of sorts in case you deleted something by mistake. This could be so stress-inducing if it was a major project. My coworker did this once, contacted Act-On, they couldn't even recover it.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

ConvertKit

  • When I first started using ConvertKit, I found it hard to create a landing page. I am pretty technical but when I had to customize my page using HTML, I got lost. I thought I could get up and running within an hour (build the page, create the list, and set up automation), but I soon realized I had to upgrade to use automation and setting up took me more than 3 hours. The learning curve had me stuck. I got frustrated and reached out to support.
  • ConvertKit is not for a non-tech person. There are not enough templates to get up and running within an hour.
  • ConvertKit is simply email marketing and landing pages for list building. It could offer a little more.
  • The analytics can be a bit more in depth.
LaMeshia Conley | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Act-On

Act-On 8.9
Based on 112 answers
It's my single biggest asset in my current role. With limited resources, its enabled Anachron to punch well above our weight marketing wise and although we're still at the beginning of our journey I know the system can scale with us
Damian Leslie | TrustRadius Reviewer

ConvertKit

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Usability

Act-On

Act-On 9.1
Based on 32 answers
It's good, but not quite brilliant. Some parts of the interface are still a bit outdated. The product has been evolving very fast, though, and I believe in a few months it will be up there with the best of them, interface wise as well.
Diogo Cabral | TrustRadius Reviewer

ConvertKit

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Reliability and Availability

Act-On

Act-On 9.1
Based on 28 answers
I have always found them quick to respond to my query by web inquiry. In those instances when I call, I have always reached help quickly. They are conscientious and skilled in discussing my concern and finding a solution to my problem. Other tech organizations should use Act-On as a model for top-notch customer service.
Eric Kinaitis, MBA | TrustRadius Reviewer

ConvertKit

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Performance

Act-On

Act-On 8.2
Based on 26 answers
Great for the most part. Sometimes there are little lags, but that's likely because I'm requesting to see a lot of data at one time.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

ConvertKit

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Support Rating

Act-On

Act-On 7.3
Based on 78 answers
Since we start using Act-on for ourselves and our clients, we have been supported very well. Often we need to integrate with legacy systems and we find the support team on our side during the whole endeavor. Always asking if they can help us further, always willing to do a better job. The support of Act-On is one of the main differentiators
Harold Klaassen | TrustRadius Reviewer

ConvertKit

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

In-Person Training

Act-On

Act-On 8.7
Based on 4 answers
Dan D. was great. He took the time to understand how I needed the program to run, and was very flexible to our special CRM setup.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

ConvertKit

No score
No answers yet
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Online Training

Act-On

Act-On 9.3
Based on 16 answers
Act-On had a lot of resources, and their staff was great at answering any questions I had to make sure we got started on the right foot. Looking back, I would have preferred some additional training sessions since we didn't have any previous experience with Marketing Automation and best practices.
Carrie Scheetz | TrustRadius Reviewer

ConvertKit

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Implementation Rating

Act-On

Act-On 8.6
Based on 44 answers
What impressed me most is that Act-On showed full committment in making our implementation successful, even when it required additional support from their team. This gave me a lot of warm and fuzzy feelings. Most other software software vendors are not anywhere close to being this responsive and effective
Prabal Roy | TrustRadius Reviewer

ConvertKit

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Alternatives Considered

Act-On

Act-On is easier to use than Marketo, but not as visually appealing and user-friendly as HubSpot. It's much better than Pardot, as Pardot feel clunky every step of the way. SharpSpring is comparable because of its price point but surpasses Act-On in its tools and intuitive interface. We selected Act-On because of the pricing model and thought all things would be close to parity with other options. It depends on the team you have. If you have developers and a marketing team that knows some html/css, you can get by with Act-On.
Kyle Moloo | TrustRadius Reviewer

ConvertKit

Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Scalability

Act-On

Act-On 9.1
Based on 1 answer
Before I feel like I need more features, the Act-On customer service reps are contacting me telling about new features as part of my account.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

ConvertKit

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Return on Investment

Act-On

  • With the Automated Series, we were able to put in place campaigns that generated revenue that took no time to continue running once set up. This was a positive feature allowing employees to work on another project while the campaign ran on their own.
Danielle Armour | TrustRadius Reviewer

ConvertKit

  • Incremental traffic generation from a reliable source.
  • High-converting leads from sales funnels.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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Pricing Details

Act-On

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Yes
Entry-level set up fee?
Required

Act-On Editions & Modules

Edition
Professional$9001
Enterprise$2,0002
  1. per month (starts at 2,500 active contacts)
  2. per month ( starts at 2,500 active contacts)
Additional Pricing Details
The Professional package starts at 2,500 active contacts, 3 marketing users, 50 sales users and 30,000 API calls per day. The Enterprise package starts at 2,500 active contacts, 6 marketing users, 100 sales users and 30,000 API calls per day. Annual contract required.

ConvertKit

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

ConvertKit Editions & Modules

Edition
Creator$29.001
Creator Pro$59.001
  1. Per Month
Additional Pricing Details

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Act-On
9.4
ConvertKit
6.5

Likelihood to Renew

Act-On
8.9
ConvertKit

Usability

Act-On
9.1
ConvertKit

Reliability and Availability

Act-On
9.1
ConvertKit

Performance

Act-On
8.2
ConvertKit

Support Rating

Act-On
7.3
ConvertKit

In-Person Training

Act-On
8.7
ConvertKit

Online Training

Act-On
9.3
ConvertKit

Implementation Rating

Act-On
8.6
ConvertKit

Scalability

Act-On
9.1
ConvertKit

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